Energy efficiency measures, both for retrofitting the existing building stock and for the design of new buildings, offer a large opportunity for cost-effective reductions in energy use – and results are available immediately.
Energy efficiency remains the only component of clean energy cost-effective today on a global basis irrespective of government incentives. In simple terms, it is cheaper to capture energy that would otherwise escape than it is to generate new electricity. Given that emissions from buildings – including electricity use – are responsible for over 20% of global CO2e output annually and could be profitably reduced by up to 80% using existing technology and financial mechanisms, a Building Efficiency Operation that catalyzes private capital into retrofits represents a truly explosive-scale opportunity.
New financial products that either utilize low-cost or off-balance sheet financing are required to overcome the various structural barriers preventing energy efficiency retrofits
HVAC stands for ‘ heating, ventilation and air conditioning’. Whether you’re implementing a new system, managing a building, or optimizing HVAC performance, all kinds of equipment, products and expertise is needed to make the system work within the context of your building or facility. Couple that with the complications involved in the HVAC lifecycle, and finding yourself a strategic partner that can help you every step of the way becomes an imperative.